Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Many, many more

Its been probably a month since I last posted, and man, I've been busy! This is going to be a long post, with lots of pictures, so go grab a Pepsi, or a cup of tea/coffee, and get comfy in your chair. Maybe a pillow for your stitch butt? (thanks Siobhan for that delicious and oh, so, perfectly true phrase!) I hope you enjoy what I've been up to for most of March and a bit of April.

I've not just been stitching, although a lot of that has been going on. This past week, I've worked on framing some pieces that have been lanquishing in the tub, praying that a frame would bring them to be hung on the wall. So, some of these you have already seen before, a few are new finishes.

First, my finish and framing of LHN's Sea to Shining Sea. This has been temporarily framed. Temporary because I absolutely HATE the frame and have plans to make another one as soon as I can get my hands on different molding. But, at least, you can see what it looks like completed. And thanks to all of you that encouraged me to NOT frog. It doesn't look too bad, in my opinion.

Next up is Val's Stuff, "Home is where your cats are". I stitched this for my son Chad. I changed the colors a bit--the black cat was supposed to have green eyes while the gray cat had gold eyes. Well, our black cat has gold eyes and the gray one has green so that was one change. Neither cat has a pink nose so that was also changed. I think I also changed out the color on the house because I didn't have the charted color--but it was a close match.

My last NEW finish came after I had made up frames, so it got left out. Here is Wishing Sheep, by Shepherd's Bush. Isn't he cute, with his birthday cake?

The rest are just frame jobs, in no particular order:

Fright by Shepherd's Bush

Jingle by Shepherd's Bush

Come by Shepherd's Bush

My Garden by Shepherd's Bush

My Heart's Garden by Shepherd's Bush

Snow by the Trilogy

Halloween by Drawn Thread (also for Chad--loves Halloween. It was his idea to put the silver spider on this piece instead of the 4th black button)

And while I was waiting for varnish to dry, and the framing to be completed, I started a new LHN piece called the Needleworker. I am really enjoying this piece and already have plans on framing and where to hang it. Should only take a few more days to get this done. I'm stitching it on Vintage Examplar 32 count, with the recommended Crescent Colour overdyed cottons.

If you have lasted this long, and waited for all the pictures to load, I thank you. Happy stitching, everyone and thank you so much for visiting and all the lovely comments you leave. I hope the sun is shining in your windows today.


Susan said...

Sea to Shining Sea looks wonderful! Why don't you like the frame? I think it looks great.

Wow! You certainly have been busy with all your framing - can I send all my finishes to you to have them framed? LOL

Sharon said...

They look fabulous!

Анна - Зонт said...

WOW! So many wonderful works! Excellent framing! Congratulations!
I LOVE Shepherd's Bush!

Brigitte said...

Oh wow, I wish I had your framing skills. They all look gorgeous. You will be able to have a complete SB wall soon.

Nicole said...

Wow, you have been busy!! They all look great! I love the frame for StSS! I think it looks so nice! Maybe it will grow on you?? :) Love your Wish finish. It's such a cute little design! :) And your Needleworker wip is coming along great! Can't wait to see more! :)

Patti said...

WOW what amazing eye candy! I love everything and so sorry to disagee with you but I love Sea to Shining Sea in that frame. Love the all. Patti xxx

Deb said...

Wow, you have been busy. All of your finishes look wonderful and that's so great that you can frame these yourself. Your Sea to Shining Sea really looks wonderful. And I think that the frame looks great!

Coni said...

Holey Schmoley! Do it yourself framing? Are you nuts? Well, apparently, you are an expert, because everything looks fabulous! My goodness, what a lot of great work you've completed! I can't wait to see more!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Great job on all the stitching and framing!

Siobhan said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am in awe of your framing talent. I think StSS looks wonderful--that frame is perfect for it! I wouldn't change it; maybe just let it grow on you a bit. The other frames and the stitching--wow. YGG. You have an eye for picking out the right frame for each piece. Love your WIPs, too!

Vonna said...

I'm am stunned at the amount your framed! I love them all! Just beautiful :)

Jane said...

Congrats on your framing finishes! I admire that you do the frames yourself.

My Needle's Work is looking great. I enjoyed stitching this one too, and only recently got it framed. Have fun with the rest of it.

Von said...

You may not have been using needle and thread, but framing is part of the creative process wherein you can now enjoy the fruits of your labor. Congrats!! :)

Rachel said...

WOW! That's a lot of framing done Debs! Great job!